The world’s first ‘space hotel’, Aurora Station, an orbiting spacecraft that will host guests commercially, is set to launch in 2021.
The property is being developed by Orion Span and the company’s team of space industry engineers, who have a combined 140 years of human space experience.
Guests will be charged $9.5m each (£6.7m) for their stay, or about $791,666 (£561,449) a night.
The hotel will orbit Earth every 90 minutes, meaning those aboard will see an average of 16 sunrises and sunsets every 24 hours. On return to Earth, guests will be treated to a ‘hero’s welcome home’. It has been described by the group as an “authentic astronaut experience”.
Frank Bunger, CEO and founder of Orion Span, said: “We’re proud to announce Aurora Station – our first orbital community – will launch in late 2021 as the world’s first luxury space hotel. By early 2022, we will be hosting tourists, astronauts, space research, and manufacturing on board Aurora Station in LEO.”